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Kolkata’s theatre personality survives cancer, says conquer one milestone at a time

Kolkata: Tathagata Chowdhury is a multifaceted personality; he is an actor, director, theatre producer, screenplay artist and workshop instructor. He is also the founder of the distinguished Kolkata-based English-language theatre group - Theatrecian, a prominent...

Lack of funds, hurdle in realizing the America dream of Bengal’s Ballet Boy

Kolkata/Mumbai: A teenager from Bengal’s Siliguri district is trying his best to gather funds which could help him pursue his dancing dream in America. Dipesh Verma, the 18-year-old self-tutored ballet dancer, is the son of grocer...

Garos in West Bengal village losing matrilineal identity

Kolkata: Gabrielle Bertrand in her book ‘Secret Lands Where Women Reign’, wrote, “Recalling my first contacts with that Garo community which has preserved its way of life and remained loyal to its traditions, I remember...

Over 4500 children picks mica and do not go to school in Giridih, Koderma and Nawada districts- NCPCR Chairman

Ranchi: More than 4500 children are picking mica in Giridih, Koderma and Nawada districts of Jharkhand and Bihar, and are deprived of going to schools, acknowledged Priyank Kanoongo, Chairman of the National Commission for Protection...

Chennai Brew: Going beyond coffee, connecting communities

Kolkata/Chennai: This is ‘brewed’ in Chennai, but it is not coffee. It is a book titled Chennai Brew Some Voices Some Communities. Penned by debutante author Anuradha Uberoi, the book carrying a foreword by Dr....

Elementary school dropout uses ‘jugaad’ to develop low-cost tractor-like machine from scrap

Ranchi: Thirty-three-year-old Mahesh Karmali, a resident of Uncha Ghana village in Vishnughar, Hazaribagh, has proved that indeed necessity is the mother of innovation. Karmali has designed a low-cost machine from scooter scraps to plough his field....